Last pax flight of last Monarch B757

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Draken
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Last pax flight of last Monarch B757

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Hi All,
Yesterday, 12-11-2014, took place the last commercial flight of last Monarch B757: G-MONK performed night flight on route KRK-LTN taking about 220 passengers back to UK. Today - 13.11 - MONK made his last flight as ferry jump LTN-BHX to go through final check and probably he will fly for Icelandair in the future.
As EPKK Spotters group we were invited by airport authorities to document this sad (for us, and for sure for the crew) moment.
The crew was very friendly and kind, but we have clearly seen they were a bit depressed... Fortunately our presence on board and the enthusiasm made their evening a bit better ;)
Here is my photo report of the last flight preparations and departure to Luton.

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9. Seconds before departure...
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Aside of the Monarch flight, we cought few interesting non regular visitors that night.

10. Freshly out of the paintshop:
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13. Visitor from US
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Full size set:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tchrul/se ... 859780227/

Cheers!
Tom

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Lovely set of night-shots! :clap: Good to see someone catching a bit of history.

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Very nice pictures! It is a great shame we are seeing less and less of these great aircraft flying around! The power to weight is still way up there compared to other airliners I believe!
keep flying

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Thanks for the shots as not much on the last flight from the uk!!

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Glad I found this, was hoping someone would have photos. Thanks for the report!

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whitus1 wrote:Very nice pictures! It is a great shame we are seeing less and less of these great aircraft flying around! The power to weight is still way up there compared to other airliners I believe!


As anyone who has seen the RNZAF 757 doing its display will testify.

Some lovely shots there.

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Post by Denman757 »

Hi. These are brilliant photos of MY wonderful G-MONK
I would love to purchase them but also want to know much more about this night were they taken at KRK and what the crew said about her and if the passengers knew it was her last revenue flight.
I have spent many years following MONK and am desperately sad that she has been WFU by Monarch
It seems her future is part out for Icelandair not as a flyer so these photos are a wonderful record but also very poignant.
Please please get in touch
Thank you

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